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BTownTeamsRKing
09-26-2008, 11:04 AM
well its the end of september meaning time for new nba titles.

which one will u be getting?

i really dunno which one to get, i played both last year and both were good, 2k was better imo.

the PS3 live 09 demo looks great and the 365 DNA stuff looks really inovative, but 2k is known to be much more realistic, so which one will be better?

please no extremely biased answers. i do not care if u think EA or 2k suck just bc u always play the other one.

at $60 a piece, buying both puts a hole in my wallet, so i needa decide. thanks in advance

Zefflin
09-26-2008, 11:06 AM
I've been playing Live since 96.

LayZbone
09-26-2008, 11:11 AM
I used to be a Live guy, (Live2000 was the best). But I recently jumped ship to the 2K series after playing Live 07 :puke:. 2K8 was great, so I'll probably go with 2K9 this year.

29$JerZ
09-26-2008, 11:15 AM
I was a live player from 2000-2007

2007 made me regret playing live anymore. I switched to 2k7 and 2k8 and I loved it.
I like realistic game play more than pretty graphics so I say 2k would be worth your money.

Nighthawk
09-26-2008, 11:45 AM
I played the Live demo and dint like it at all. If 2k9 was the EXACT same thing as NBA 2K8 it would still be better than Live imo. I'll be going with 2k9 and think if you did the same you wouldnt be wasting your 60$. 2k9 is the safer bet for your money.

rico
09-26-2008, 11:48 AM
another one of these? hmm..

well anyone who knows me knows my stance.. 2k2 > any live in the past 8 years... so yeah 2k9 hands down. i cant WAIT!

im stoked we have like like almost every team signed up for for our PSD forum 2k9 league :P

JordansBulls
09-26-2008, 12:37 PM
2K9 by far

greg_ory_2005
09-26-2008, 12:58 PM
2K series is much better.

Ballah0liC1
09-26-2008, 01:08 PM
i have always played both series but i stopped playing live after 05
so i say 2k

SeoulBeatz
09-26-2008, 01:11 PM
i played live until i got a 360, live just blows now for some reason. they cant get any of the animations right so the stellar graphics mean jack.

NYKnickFanatic
09-26-2008, 01:18 PM
2K9, no question.

J Dub8299
09-26-2008, 01:21 PM
I would think common sense would tell you to rent both of them and then go and purchase whichever one you liked best...

Hellcrooner
09-26-2008, 01:22 PM
any of them for pc?

2k9 wont be for psp and im buying ine, so ill have to take live... is it any good the Psp version?

mightymouse407
09-26-2008, 01:31 PM
been a die hard EA sports gamer forever but fell in love with nba 2k7 live cant compare with 2k9 graphics,movement,shot stick just much more realistic then live go with 2k9

jgonboricua
09-26-2008, 01:37 PM
im still torn....i have been reading about the live09 and it sounds good...

ZHawk1123
09-26-2008, 01:48 PM
im still torn....i have been reading about the live09 and it sounds good...

It always SOUNDS good... The finished product is always crap though...

2K9 is the way to go... It's not close...

Ansy
09-26-2008, 02:58 PM
I was a 2k player since the original on the Dreamcast and I decided to try Live 08 instead of 2k8, because I felt I should give the other side a chance.. I played it for a few hours and sold it back to buy 2k8 that same day. I just didn't enjoy it much.

23LBJCleBrowns
09-26-2008, 03:11 PM
2K9 is going to be INSANE this year, I have to go with 2K9.

JJ81
09-26-2008, 04:11 PM
I still havn't fully decided. Live has more features and stuff but the gameplay is nowhere near as good as 2K sports. However, I usually get the 2K games and get bored after a while (due to lack of features).

I need help deciding too :( If only 2K added more features (because it's pretty clear that Live wont change their gameplay)

JJ81
09-26-2008, 04:15 PM
Is there gonna be a 2K demo for PS3?????

greg_ory_2005
09-26-2008, 04:23 PM
Is there gonna be a 2K demo for PS3?????

Yea, the demo was suppose to come out yesterday, but was delayed for some reason. It should be out next week.

rhino17
09-26-2008, 04:27 PM
I was a live player from 2000-2007

2007 made me regret playing live anymore. I switched to 2k7 and 2k8 and I loved it.
I like realistic game play more than pretty graphics so I say 2k would be worth your money.
i was the exact same

Fireworld
09-26-2008, 05:00 PM
Live 09

_Sn1P3r_
09-26-2008, 05:13 PM
Still haven't chosen yet.

richardle9
09-26-2008, 05:33 PM
I still havn't fully decided. Live has more features and stuff but the gameplay is nowhere near as good as 2K sports. However, I usually get the 2K games and get bored after a while (due to lack of features).

I need help deciding too :( If only 2K added more features (because it's pretty clear that Live wont change their gameplay)

trust us... you want get live

JMan17
09-26-2008, 05:44 PM
i use to play live until 05. then live just got gay.

dude live=little kids. i'm telling ya just get 2k9. the game is so much better and the features are just a distraction for the major lack of game play it has

rapswin98
09-26-2008, 09:38 PM
i think live 09 will better this year

likemystylez
09-26-2008, 10:00 PM
I'll get both only because I get live for free cuz i got a buddy who works at EA.... but Im actually willing to pay for 2k, probably wouldnt be the case with live.

ea is lucky they bought the rights for nfl games, because my guess is that EA would have the madden games beat too, if they were allowed to make football games. It kind of sucks for the fan though, it doesnt give ea a reason to make a good game... although madden is pretty sick this yr.

Beno7500
09-26-2008, 10:06 PM
I have to go with 2K9.

Theanswer76
09-26-2008, 10:09 PM
well at the circut city i live next 2, they always host tournaments, and this time its live 09 and 2k9 tournament, you pay like 5 and winner gets the game, and I probably wont win, but ill be able to test out both the games, but as of now I say 2k9, but Live 09 went through a lot of improvement, So im not sure, if its smooth then live because its amazing right now. But idk

ROY 2 MVP Braun
09-26-2008, 10:17 PM
can i get some non biased opionion's on y people think 2k is better than live i played live 4 ever and one of my friends came here trying to dunk from the 3 becasue he said thats how u got to hit it in 2k lol so idk i went and played 2k at his house and didnt mind it but some of the stuff was just out of wack to me
what are going to be some of the pro's and con's of each game lmk im intersted in buying one of em but not both

dre1990
09-26-2008, 10:35 PM
Live

kvrnm
09-26-2008, 10:43 PM
live is smoother and more fun imo, who cares if the offense is a little too high powered, its fun.

Blue Tiger
09-26-2008, 10:43 PM
I used to love NBA Live but when NBA 2K7 showed up that was the end of the NBA Live era. Now it's all about NBA 2K now and I'm rolling with NBA 2K9.

JMan17
09-26-2008, 11:25 PM
can i get some non biased opionion's on y people think 2k is better than live i played live 4 ever and one of my friends came here trying to dunk from the 3 becasue he said thats how u got to hit it in 2k lol so idk i went and played 2k at his house and didnt mind it but some of the stuff was just out of wack to me
what are going to be some of the pro's and con's of each game lmk im intersted in buying one of em but not both

ill do better....

Graphics: NBA 2K9. I'm gonna be honest this was actually tough. but the players in NBA live just looks very goofy. 2k IMO looked much more realistic and the only faces that looked goofy are the players that actually LOOK goofy in real life.

Gameplay: NBA 2K9 and not even close. I really don't need to explain.

Controls: NBA 2K9 by a landslide since this is more of an opinion thing and how the people's taste are, but i say NBA 2K9 but i played both games and the controls for 2K was so much easier to remember and be good with. Also a bad part about the live controls was that they had a dunk button and a shoot button, and sometimes by accident a player can get mixed up with his hands a bit with those 2 controls.

Animations: NBA Live 09 wins this one. Every year in the animations for 2K always looked so f***ed up in so many ways. Also sometimes when you make a game winning shot in 2K they just....stand their and their like....good game and all that crap. They won't celebrate or anything, just stand their and look pretty. Also What really gets on my gears about the animations is the fact that you're hand and the ball is always through the backboard when you drive and what happens alot is when a guy is driving and goes for a layup he puts his hand and the ball behind the backboard and it goes through and gets it in the hoop....WTF!? :pity:

Overalls: neither, their both f***ed up! :pity:

Overall, NBA 2K9 still wins this. NBA Live is more for little kids or an arcade game.

But you know which game i want brought back? NBA Courtside, that game was awesome!

x_notorious
09-26-2008, 11:41 PM
Great video on youtube comparing the two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98IzK__MhcU

2K FTW

LayZbone
09-26-2008, 11:47 PM
it seems that a lot of people did what I did....jumped ship from Live to 2K in 2007. I'm definitely gonna do the research....i have to look into this new DNA system Live has.

BTownTeamsRKing
09-27-2008, 09:21 AM
after playing the live demo, i have to say it has some really cool stuff, but still the same unrealistic gameplay.

2k9 will be my choice even tho i have only seen the videos which feature the Celtics (just saying)

the live DNA is a constant updating of rosters from day to day that even updates tendencies and who has the hot hand in a stretch of games. u can even go back and play games that happened last year.

but gameplay is too easy to score inside. and very awkward movements, espcially defense. i also noticed half the time they dont go for the rebound in the demo and the guy shot is gets is own rebound waay too much.

greg_ory_2005
09-27-2008, 10:45 AM
2K9 is gonna own! Take a look at some gameplay videos.

http://www.operationsports.com/videoview_game.php?id=481

JIDsanity
09-27-2008, 11:50 AM
I,m not gonna tell you what to buy, but let me put it this way, I played live 09, and live 08 is much better. That game was an insult to my house. It really dissapointed me. I got 2k8 after live, and never regreted getting it, it's your call.

jimbobjarree
09-27-2008, 02:14 PM
2K9 is gonna own! Take a look at some gameplay videos.

http://www.operationsports.com/videoview_game.php?id=481

I watched some of them and they looked awful

JOSETHEALLSTAR
09-27-2008, 03:03 PM
nba 2k9

IversonIsKrazy
09-27-2008, 05:04 PM
hers the screenshots of live 09.
http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/gallery/2035/NBA-Live-09/p1/

and here r the screenshots of 2k9.
http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/gallery/2026/NBA-2K9/p1/

graphics y live 09 sux. VC looks nothing like himself, and t-mac looks like his face is smushed up. also, why is anthony parker black? 2k9 has waayyyy better graphics. the only thing cool abt live 09 is the DNA stuff. but overall i'd spend money on 2K9 rather than live 09, this is coming from a live fan.

NBA Live 09 < NBA 2K9

bogdanrom
09-27-2008, 05:19 PM
I've gotten the 2k series since 2k5 and have been happy with my selection. This year I am going to rent both of these games and select one, but I think NBA 2k9 will be better.

snickers
09-27-2008, 05:40 PM
Great video on youtube comparing the two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98IzK__MhcU

2K FTW

wtf lol pierce just did a fade away 360 from the 3point line and swish it.

snickers
09-27-2008, 05:43 PM
nba 2k9 for me

jimbobjarree
09-28-2008, 10:35 AM
the most important thing for me is difficulty. Whatever they do to Live, its never challenging, you can beat the best difficulty by 30/40 points, 2k is better in that sense

Durant is hype
09-28-2008, 10:50 AM
^ Agreed and gameplay sucks ,but its improved this year still not even close to 2k9.

theuuord
09-28-2008, 12:24 PM
ill do better....

Graphics: NBA 2K9. I'm gonna be honest this was actually tough. but the players in NBA live just looks very goofy. 2k IMO looked much more realistic and the only faces that looked goofy are the players that actually LOOK goofy in real life.

Gameplay: NBA 2K9 and not even close. I really don't need to explain.


For these two: have you actually played 2k9?

bball1217
09-28-2008, 06:01 PM
I am going to rent both, then decide which one to buy.

CowboysKB24
09-28-2008, 06:07 PM
2k9 NO DOUBT

JIDsanity
09-28-2008, 06:14 PM
I am going to rent both, then decide which one to buy.

lol
that's the best advice up here. I always go out and buy games, then get pissed when they suck, I should really start renting them.

FOBolous
09-28-2008, 06:19 PM
when you look around the forum...do you have see a thread titled "NBA Live League Sign Ups?" no. you always see "2k league sign up." there you go...question answered.

JMan17
09-28-2008, 06:26 PM
For these two: have you actually played 2k9?

look at the videos pics :pity:

prash
09-28-2008, 06:49 PM
The best NBA Live is '05.

RocketsRule
09-28-2008, 06:51 PM
2k no doubt, they added a lot more features this year as well.

I'm still waiting on that demo though....

Shieldsz
09-28-2008, 06:53 PM
Live has been sucking since '04.

Also:

IGN the ****. no need to rent. Just look at reviews on IGN or gamestop, they help a lot. Unless they are close.. there is normally a clear-cut winner.

TMAC94
09-29-2008, 12:00 AM
im gonna buy both when they come out down under :D

GSW_Soul
09-29-2008, 12:38 AM
2k9...

TMAC94
09-29-2008, 12:51 AM
i want the demo for 2k9 anyone have news?

theuuord
09-29-2008, 01:16 AM
look at the videos pics :pity:

Oh.

So you haven't played it.


Okay.

Tmac,lt,berkman
09-29-2008, 01:17 AM
nba live fell off two years ago 2k9 is the game to get

SweatyB
09-29-2008, 01:21 AM
Hows the franchise mode for the 2k series? I always like doing franchise with madden because of the ability to do a college draft and free agency, does 2k have the same features?

sugarrayray
09-29-2008, 01:38 AM
I've been playing Live since 96.

wow i feel sorry for you

pete_one
09-29-2008, 01:42 AM
wow i feel sorry for you
AGREED! 2k is the way to go. Live is like THPS - so FAKE compared to SKATE.

da wood
09-29-2008, 02:40 AM
i want to know i play live on line and i like the updates in rosters and all that does 2k do the same thing online

rico
09-29-2008, 03:50 AM
yes - ^

live does it 247. where as 2k will do it if someone is on a hot streak/cold streak - injuries - trades etc.. HUGE upgrade from the past updates which were only like 2-3 a year ;/

2k is the superior game.

cbs134679
09-29-2008, 04:44 AM
can somebody explain to me exactly what is a cheeser?

Mallpha
09-29-2008, 08:19 AM
Nba live 09 is a good game but its only a game they way it was always for me with the NBA live i had enough of it after like 2-3 weaks.
After plaing Live 09 demo im very disapointed game feels still wrong, some nice ideas i really like the drible mechanism and the pick and roll controll but gameplay it self is dull aint fluid enough there are too many acrobatic shots and generaly i would never recomend live 09 to any one.

On the other hand NBA 2k8 (didnt play 2k9) is a true basketball simulation player movement, shots its pure beauty it just feels right you might not like menu or what ever else but the game simply got the game play it just feels right if you love basketball you will love that game.

NYKnickFanatic
09-29-2008, 10:20 AM
can somebody explain to me exactly what is a cheeser?

SomeonE who smiles a lot, while they are playing the game. :D<--Cheeser (:p)

But seriously, a "cheeser" is when someone uses tactics that can not be stopped by conventional or reasonable means.

For example, you pick the Lakers/Cavs/etc and just use Kobe and Lebron all game.

Or, your opponet puts up a shot, and you take your fastest guy, and have him sprint down the floor, while the ball is still in the air, grab the rebound, and throw a football pass down court, and get an easy dunk, while everyone is still on the other side.

Or, if you use the stupid pick and roll the whole game, which is hard to stop.
You can basically get 2 everytime you use that play.

GregOden#1
09-29-2008, 10:30 AM
I remember in 2k6 or something the hop step was impossible to guard, and stealing was way too easy

Ethix11
09-29-2008, 10:56 AM
I remember having this decision last season and made the wrong choice with nba live 08. I bought it because i had always be a live guy but then the more i saw 2k8 videos the funner they looked. I thought live looks more real but as far as the gameplay its so fake. You gotta get 2k9 if you wanna have more fun. Plus the graphics are way beter this season too. 2k9 hands down.

Zefflin
09-29-2008, 12:32 PM
wow i feel sorry for you

Don't, the 2k series is too easy to play. Even at the hardest level every shot still goes in. Live is simply the better choice to me.

NYKnickFanatic
09-29-2008, 12:43 PM
Don't, the 2k series is too easy to play. Even at the hardest level every shot still goes in. Live is simply the better choice to me.

:pity:

Someone must show you the light...

theuuord
09-29-2008, 12:57 PM
:pity:

Someone must show you the light...

He's got a point. I've played games where the point guard has 16 points in the first quarter and both teams shoot over 70%. It's ridiculous.

NYKnickFanatic
09-29-2008, 01:37 PM
He's got a point. I've played games where the point guard has 16 points in the first quarter and both teams shoot over 70%. It's ridiculous.

Well, if they are taking the right shots, and knockin them down, then there is no reason why they shouldnt shoot over 70%.

Or that just means, you guys dont know how to play defense. :rolleyes:

theuuord
09-29-2008, 01:57 PM
Well, if they are taking the right shots, and knockin them down, then there is no reason why they shouldnt shoot over 70%.

Or that just means, you guys dont know how to play defense. :rolleyes:

I really hope you're joking... I can't tell because sarcasm doesn't go well over the internet.

But I really hope you're sane enough to know that no team should shoot 70% consistently, much less both of them, even over the course of two games.

da wood
09-29-2008, 01:59 PM
so your telling me that its to easy to score in 2k

ee
09-29-2008, 02:01 PM
2k9, last live I had was 98.....I rented live every year but always disappointed.....I've been with 2k since dreamcast....

NYKnickFanatic
09-29-2008, 02:10 PM
I really hope you're joking... I can't tell because sarcasm doesn't go well over the internet.

But I really hope you're sane enough to know that no team should shoot 70% consistently, much less both of them, even over the course of two games.


If youre opponet is shooting better than 70% against you, you can not play D...

theuuord
09-29-2008, 02:29 PM
If youre opponet is shooting better than 70% against you, you can not play D...

LOL.
If I'm shooting 85% (yes, 85%), and the opponent is shooting 70%, clearly it's my fault, and not the fault of the gameplay.

:eyebrow:

theuuord
09-29-2008, 02:30 PM
so your telling me that its to easy to score in 2k

It's cake...

NYKnickFanatic
09-29-2008, 02:38 PM
LOL.
If I'm shooting 85% (yes, 85%), and the opponent is shooting 70%, clearly it's my fault, and not the fault of the gameplay.

:eyebrow:

You would not even shoot 60% on me.

theuuord
09-29-2008, 02:42 PM
You would not even shoot 60% on me.

http://h1.ripway.com/wsmonty/SocialMediaMarketing/Motivational_assumptions.jpg

(No anger. I just think that picture's funny.)

Maybe I would, and maybe not. (I normally play Franchise mode anyway.) But the gameplay is still pretty far from realistic.

Wyatt7
09-29-2008, 02:58 PM
Been on 2k sense 2k6. Live is ok, But 2K is more SIM. By the way I have very avtive 2k League's. Get at me
PSN:Wyatt7

_Sn1P3r_
09-29-2008, 04:25 PM
Nice sig. ^

JayW_1023
09-30-2008, 05:29 AM
Live is more Arcade style basketball, 2K is more of a simulation...as a purist I like 2K better...but Live is probably the more accessible game as far as controls.

I pick 2K but it's basically what suits you.

JayW_1023
09-30-2008, 05:32 AM
The only thing that annoyed me inthe last 2K was that it was way too easy to get an assist...hope they fix that.